Well now we are in September I guess it is officially autumn. The mornings are definitely cooler though I have been enjoying the sunny days. With my pregnancy progressing (and the joys of SPD) it is getting harder for me to get out and about with Monkey. We manage but there isn’t quite the amount of walks and time outside that there used to be. Meaning I have to find ways to entertain him at home.
On the whole he is a lot more easier these days but it is nice to try a new activity sometimes so I thought we would try some autumnal painting this week. My attempts to guide Monkey down a crafting route rarely succeed so I usually let him have completely free reign to create what he likes. But he is growing up all of the time and you don;t know how they will get on with something if you don’t try, and as he has been loving colouring in some of my amazing drawings when we draw a road, I thought he may like to do something similar with painting.
So when I was setting up the painting stuff I quickly drew a couple of trees, in the hope that he would like to either fingerprint or paint some leaves onto the trees.
He was dead excited when he saw the trees and I painted a few dots on to give him an idea of what he could do….
Then he dove straight in and painted all over the paper. Lol, was worth a try but after that I very much sat back and let him create as he wished. Clearly not bothered yet about making a picture that resembles anything and he had fun so that was all that mattered. They are nice autumnal colours too hehe.
He was very proud of his pictures too as he insisted on showing them to his Aunt & Uncle when they popped round later that day.
Love the colours in the painting and Monkey looks like he had a lot of fun 🙂
Thanks he did love it and that is by far the most important thing! xx
Great idea, you could try rollering the paint onto leaves too and do some leaf printing too, bet that would make a great tree, infact I think I might do that soon! #minicreations
I definitely like the idea of leaf painting, we pick up enough leaves on outings we should be able to manage it! 🙂 xx
Great autumn colours! Potato is a bit like that at the moment when it comes to painting. He loves to make a mess much more than an actual picture. I like to find ways to try and channel his messiness, but don’t always succeed.
Thank you and good to know it’s not just Monkey – it’s worth trying sometimes but at the end of the day as long as they’re happy that is all that matters! xx
Oh! Love this idea! Might even try it out this afternoon… I think Ava would have a god go at doing it nicely, but Heidi’s would pretty much look identical to Monkey’s… “Freedom of expression” I like to call it! Thanks for linking up with #SavouringtheSeason
haha Freedom of expression is definitely putting a positive spin on it, I love that 🙂 xx
Yes those are real autumn colors! Son is coloring too yesterday but wont wear his apron so the floor on the terrace is colorful too! #minicreations
Aww now this looks like lots of fun,, great work 🙂
Thanks for linknig up #Creativemondays